Fukushima Worker: “There is radiation that is coming from the ground” — “There are no rights being observed at the moment” (VIDEO)

Published: March 13th, 2012 at 8:45 am ET
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Title: Contamination Fears Linger for Japanese Children, Workers One Year After Fukushima Meltdown
Source: Democracy Now
Date: March 12, 2012

SABURO KITAJIMA [worked at Fukushima Daiichi]: [translated] The workers at the Fukushima plant are currently working under extreme circumstances. To be more specific, the wages are extremely low, and there are no rights being observed at the moment. In spite of being exposed to radiation, the levels of wages run to about maybe $100 a day, more or less.

AMY GOODMAN: And exactly what were they exposed to, and what continues to happen at these plants? I mean, in the United States, we know very little about what’s happening in Japan.

SABURO KITAJIMA: [translated] In the course of our work, the type of work where people are exposed to the highest levels of radiation would be maintaining the water pipes that are being put in place to cool the reactor. And, of course, the entire site is extremely contaminated, and there is radiation that is coming from the ground.

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96 comments to Fukushima Worker: “There is radiation that is coming from the ground” — “There are no rights being observed at the moment” (VIDEO)

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    I posted another comment directing ALL TO ENENEWS. Yehaw!!


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  • talktalk

    IT IS A SHAME AT ALL!
    The Problem of Japanese Culture. You have to work until you die, call for a strike would left in loss of honor for the workers. From the aspect of global ethics in my believe it would be mandatory to the workers to call for a general strike. And it should be a governmental public issue and TEPCO should be closed for ever and the property assets of the upper management should be totally pledged.

    It is about a minimum of respect and demur for the people who do this job – an initiative of international funding for the workers would be a great thing, collecting money to gave them full support fighting for their rights and transparency.

    But how big is the global 'indignant' community? Would it be big enough to create enough power? And how to secure such an initiative from any form of corruption and buy out? Are there any trustworthy NGOs where I could engage me – I made my special experiences with Greenpeace due to an issue on 'Deep Water Horizon' and they were no good ones, I had first hand insights/witness from an insider about the procedure of blocking the spill stopping solution used at July 15th 2010 from the end of April and Greenpeace behaved very strange in this story…

    I'm really concerned about what there is the 'real' impact of Fukushima. If I had money I would love to go there and try to work photographically on that issue documenting people and their stories.

    So I'm pragmatic person and I believe that the truth must be somewhere in between the middle of that what I can read in this forum on the one hand and in the international media on the other. And this imaginary 'middle reality' is even worse than I could imagine its meaning for the future of Japan.


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    • Whoopie Whoopie

      x10 talktalk. Spot on. Who was it that said not too long ago, he was willing to sneak through the barricade at Daiichi and take pictures. I forget now…but someone said he would do that. So many are trying to get the word/truth out these days…ALL HEROS.


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    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      nice post talktalk!


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    • chrisk9

      A number of very good points. In Japanese culture one does not speak out or stand up for what your rights should be, whether it is from the government or your employer. These people do not rock the boat or speak out because it is thought to be disrespectful and that is not their way. Younger people question these beliefs more and more as time goes on, but change has come very slowly.

      And you are very right in my opinion that truth itself is somewhere in the middle ground. The government, big business and major media gives you one side that is very skewed to their interests. And then there are some on the other side that skew facts from their perspective and promote things that are also lacking facts and promote conspiracy theories that are complete fiction. Greg Palast's last report is a great example of this, and that also is not conductive at all to shining light on the real situation.


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  • looks like japan has woken up at last after one year… The goverment should evacuate the people before the goverment gets lynched because the witch hunt has now started. japanese people want justice and looking to the world the 1% are destroying the world and killing the kids….All the people has to come up with a world wide appeal the whole world has to get off there fat asses and demonstrate against these demonds even though it may be to late. The only problem is we are all ruled by these type of people, any counties goverment will say we are the power and your kids can all die. giving the same senario.IT SEEMS LIKE A LOST HOPE


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  • If I were the leader of the world I would take all Nuclear Industry personnel, including those in the military and private sectors, and send them to Fukushima to WORK in the no go zone. This would not be voluntary. So, at least in some small way they can pay for their crimes and for those who came before them. All of those with the idea that the Nuclear Industry could ever be safe or sane should pay for their stupidity/lies via hard labor until they die.

    Of course this may be too easy of a punishment, as those who work in the no go zone will most likely die sooner than the rest of the lifeforms on this planet who will 'most likely' suffer the long range insidious affects of radioactive contamination for generations unknown.


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    • James2

      Chas

      This is a natural way to feel. That everyone involved in the nuclear industry is at fault here.

      However I think it's too simplified. The problem is that everyone working on these things has deluded themselves. More accurately the workers deluded themselves two generations ago and this generation never even got the opportunity to think about the truth.

      Then there's the problem of politics. They've spent so much money on these things, and they generate so much money that they cannot be politically shut down.

      Then there's the problem of waste – there is so much nuclear waste, that the plants cannot be simply "shut down". They must be operated for years and years just to cool them down and remove the fuel – nobody every budgeted money for that.

      Then there's the problem with nuclear weapons. Despite all the claims to the contrary – and I haven't gotten to the bottom of it yet – I think there is a linkage from the spent fuel to nuclear bombs. We know there is a linkage from bombs to MOX fuel.


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    • chrisk9

      As someone who worked in the industry for about 15 years as a radiation protection worker I really take offense at anyone blaming the workers in the field. As someone who worked at Fukushima about 30 years ago this whole tragedy is rather personal.

      We were all told time after time that the technology had so many redundant safety features that a meltdown was close to impossible. Nuclear safety training at every plant I went to(about 20 plants) reinforced this concept. Reactor operators training reinforced the same thing. All managers and operators I had contact with felt that the plants could never have accidents like Fukushima without major human error. After 3 mile island it became apparent that Babcox and Wilcox had major design errors, as was the case for Chernobyl. So even after these accidents most of us thought it probably could never happen to a Westinghouse PWR or GE BWR.

      I would guess that close to 99% of workers believed what they were told. But many people like me had some fears about the technology, because deep down we had doubts about any technology we did not 100% understand. And most workers do not have advanced degrees in engineering to be able to know the odds on multiple system failures.

      Most of the workers at these plants are electricians,boilermakers, pipe fitters,chemists and laborers. Do you really think these are evil people who deserve the harm and hazards of working at Fukushima? Their only crime is trying to earn living.You asking them to be punished only says something about yourself.


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      • What-About-The-Kids

        Chrisk9, it is good to hear from someone with experience in the industry. I believe that the true culprits are those at the very top who knew the dangers but minimized them and built the industry around the perpetration of these lies.

        I believe two wrongs don't make a right, and being a pacifist, would never condemn anyone to death by forced irradiation. (Though sadly, too many people in this world have been condemned to just this by those same perpetrators.)

        But now that the truth about the impossibility of ever making nuclear power completely fool-proof, disaster-proof, or safe, it is the ethical thing to stand up to those who want to continue the lie and just say: "NO! No, in all good conscience, I refuse to be part of the problem and as such, refuse to continue to dutifully parrot the lies of the nuclear industry. Enough is enough!"


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        • What-About-The-Kids

          Meant to say: "Now that the truth is out…"


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        • chrisk9

          Thank you I could not agree more. Not in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine anything like this could happen. Now that it has, there is no answer for a sane humanity but to close them all. And that also includes all the DOD facilities making bombs. We are just over our head trying to use the atom except for medical uses.


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          • Mack Mack

            I agree chrisk9 except I don't think it's necessary for medical purposes, either.

            The industry has just tried to elevate it to appear necessary.

            But no one really needs Iodine injected into their bloodstream to take x-rays, or a radioactive seed planted in T's to kill cancer cells, or to inhale radioactive xenon, etc.

            It's just a backdoor way to get rid of some of the nuclear waste.

            It's the same principle as the industry using cesium-137 and cobalt to irradiate food.


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          • What-About-The-Kids

            You're welcome, Chrisk9. :-)

            If there is any good that can come from this tragic disaster, it is the awareness gained, if slowly, but surely. I liken my own "awakening" to this whole nuclear game as it has been played to people I met who grew up under the propoganda machine of the former Soviet Union. Once it fell, the truth came out and they were left in shock and awe, facing an existential crisis in many cases. "If my whole life has been a lie, what has it all been for?"

            In the case of the nuclear curtain being finally pealed back post-Fuku, we are left asking (or at least I am): How could I have been so unaware of the real dangers of nuclear power? How could I have slept through the telling of these deadly, nefarious lies my entire life?

            I feel robbed, short-changed and yes, incensed, as nothing raises my entire hackles more than someone trying to lie to me or manipulate me. How dare they? Who do they think they are? As all the while, they laugh on their way to the bank…

            It is reactions such as these that will only continue to grow among the world's citizens until the deafening cacaphony of voices raised in opposition to the continuance of our pursuit of All Things Nuclear will be too much for the Powers That Be to ignore. It is only a matter of time…


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        • People at the "very top" of nuclear plants, nuclear consortiums and the corporate end of the 'industry at large' generally know much less about the technology/engineering and systems than department mid-management, technicians and operators. Physicists and high level engineers don't own or operate nuclear power plants, corporate CEOs and CFOs do. On behalf of boards of directors who serve the shareholders – the Bottom Line. These people are the very same kind of Monopoly players as the guys who own the big mining, shipping, transportation and manufacturing industries. They just bought the utilities instead of the railroads.

          Everyone involved tends to buy the sales spiel of the designer/manufacturers of these plants and their radioactive innards. And the inevitable hook-line of the salesmen is and has always been "what could go wrong?" They may or may not actually believe that they've accounted for every conceivable type of transient and double-engineered safeguards into the system to deal with them. For systems this complex each and every engineer is responsible for one among a great many components, and they must all take everyone else's word for it just as the salesman takes their collective word for the implicit "nothing can or will go wrong."

          When you buy a new appliance it comes with stick-figure warnings for the known ways it can cause harm (don't stick your hand in the blender, don't run the lawn mower over children, etc.). But we hear fairly regularly about lawsuits for harms not included in the stick-figure list (people are nothing if not inventive). And while regulators and industry were aware that extended lights-out would melt reactors, that concern was easily mitigated with the presence of redundant backup and their True Faith in The Grid. Nature, they now know, is far more inventive than human beings…


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          • What-About-The-Kids

            Thanks for your analysis, JoyB. I remember learning about this in the old BBC documentary "A is for Atom" on YouTube after Fuku blew last year. As I recall, it was engineers who brought it to their bosses' attention that the new "bigger is better" reactor designs were too big to be able to ever control properly and would ultimately fail. Their warnings were ignored, and so, they quit in protest. So the guys at the top did know…

            Despite having less technical knowledge, don't you think that those who give the go-ahead to buy and operate the equipment also share in the responsibility when things go wrong? I keep reading stories about how lower level employees who try and call attention to design problems or other problems that could affect safety being demoted, reassigned or fired to keep the truth from coming out. (Like Arne Gundersen experienced, or the Hanford employee who appeared on the Rachael Maddow show who was assigned to a basement office after exposing safety issues there?)

            If the industry was made aware of issues surrounding the faulty design of the reactors used in places like Fuku and America over 40 years ago, and yet, nothing was done about it, shouldn't those involved share in the responsibility when these same reactors fail so utterly and miserably?

            I do agree that people will believe (in earnest!) what they want to believe, hope against hope, especially when so much $moola$ is riding on it! What is that called? Mutual Consent of Ignorance? or something to that effect…? Too many people turning a blind eye, wanting to believe the mantra of "too cheap to meter" and "too much redundant safety features to fail."

            I keep chuckling over your comment in your article on enformable.com the other day about the "smarminess of casket-salesmen." :-D LOL You paint such a vividly comic picture.

            Thanks, as always, for your experienced and insightful comments.


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            • My hubby calls it a "Conspiracy of acquiescence," and I think that describes it perfectly. Whistleblowers in this industry have tended to suffer greater authoritarian resistance than most others, all over the world. Why, for the first quarter century of its existence it enjoyed the "full faith and credit" of the war-footed government on all necessary and merely convenient levels of secrecy punishable under the Espionage Act. What here would get you kicked straight out and thoroughly harrassed would in the adversary's camp get you a one-way ticket to the gulag. Then there's always the good ol' thug option…

              Retribution seldom (I've heard of zero instances, but I don't know everything) comes from CEO/CFO levels. It comes usually through mid-level and operates at all levels below. I would readily believe they all deserve what they get (if we could give 'em anything, like a frog-march to jail). Won't hold my breath on that, though.

              I strongly suspect the final blow to this industry will come from the financial world-movers – the puppeteers behind it all.


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              • What-About-The-Kids

                I guess the idealist in me holds out hope that there still are some brave, conscience-driven souls out there among our leaders (Congressman Markey?) who will stand up for the rights of citizens in this, and some justice will be meted out. But I too suspect that it won't be many who get called on the carpet.

                And yes, since money talks, as they say, your summation that the financial interests pulling the plug will be the final blow putting the industry into its irradiated swan dive. If the recent unflattering article in the Economist is any indication, the gears are already turning in just such a plan among the controlling $$$ interests…

                Wonder how they are sleeping these days?


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                • It's both a product and an indictment of the whole "Trust Science" mystique. Got full rein in the mid-20th century and been going strong ever since. The most dishonest of its applications were birthed and bred in the nuclear camp. That hasn't changed in the last 70 years, and was never scheduled to ever change.

                  Now that we know their "peaceful" applications are as deadly over time as their offensive applications are short-term, there's simply no excuse for any of it. We Are Humanity. We can do better if we put our collective minds to it. We're going to have to insist, though.


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                • StillJill StillJill

                  What-About_The-Kids said, : "Wonder how they are sleeping these days?"

                  Lots N' Lots of ambien! :-)


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        • …Now that it's been made obvious to everyone that "shit happens" and there's no way to control it when it does, the industry has a Big Problem. All their lines of defense failed. And that can take down as many reactors (and fuel pools) as are present at any nuclear facility on the planet. Oh – and yes, despite everything they were told and believed with all their teeny little hearts, these babies can indeed blow up, fall down, and spew all over the place enough to make dead zones.

          The much-denigrated public is afraid of this stuff because they have been carefully taught to be afraid of it from the moment they become culturally aware until their last moment on Earth. This fear is the whole reason the technology was originally developed and deployed against civilians in wars hot and cold, and threatened as reason for every 'new' war the oligarchy wants to sell us today. I think it's incredibly crass for them to come back when their back-end moneymaker applications melt down and blow up and dump on innocents, with this whole "smarter-than-thou" put-down act about how stupid we all are for noticing they f*cked up and are dumping their deadly-for-forever crap on us. That's just not very reassuring or convincing, and the insult is enough all by itself to turn people anti-nuke.

          They want to have their cake and eat it too. They want us so afraid of all things nuclear that we let them send our children off to die in wars fought ostensibly because this 'enemy' or that 'enemy' might be thinking about getting a nuke someday. And that justifies the blanket abrogation of our rights here at home as well, the things that chickenhawks always claim our children are fighting to protect. But they DON'T want us afraid when power plants melt, burn and explode? That's never gonna work.


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          • What-About-The-Kids

            Brilliant, JoyB. You summed it up quite nicely.

            The ultimate irony is that we ourselves are poisoning our own citizens right here at home with nuclear radiation by our actions:

            1) building over 104 nuclear dinosaurs right in our own land which continue to vent radioactive steam, spring leaks and experience strange, unexplained "power failures" at a seemingly ever-increasing rate, etc, etc.

            and

            2) actively support those smarmiest of "casket-salesmen"-like folks as they pimp their death machines overseas (most recently targeting their sales pitches to the weakest, poorest nations like Vietnam now that they've saturated the "1st World" nations).


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  • blackbeer blackbeer

    Whoopie you are so right. There is no other option. But lets be clear about the risk. If humans wish to have a planet to continue the struggle for understanding then it is important to know that fight to the death is not some hollow chant. If you follow any of the live stream of the Wall street movement then you know that the reaction of the "elite" is violent. Same with the world movement, all met with violence. That's what we face. It may already be to late. Just know that the commitment must be total and without fear. Think about what that means, laws must be broken, companies must be brought down, governments must be remade, ideaologies must change. Heck of a job ahead of us, no room for wussies………..

    Tom


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    • James2

      Yes, and it doesn't happen when there's food on the table and interesting stuff on Discovery Channel to watch.


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    • dharmasyd dharmasyd

      To fight this battle we must be completely aware of the amoral, immoral machinery of the repressive state. They will do whatever is necessary to maintain their total control of the status quo.

      In other words, to fight this battle, we must be prepared to be seriously injured, imprisoned, or even murdered. Shut them all down sounds good, but the means to attain that has serious consequences also.

      Is it worth it? Absolutely yes! But we need to know the soul (or lack thereof) of those who control the world.


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  • blackbeer blackbeer

    Sadly true James but then again, I sure didn't expect those who took to the streets last year, around the world, to be so committed. Made my heart skip a beat, or maybe that was just old age. Anyway, I still have a little hope……………..

    Tom


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    • James2

      You could tell that was a real wake-up call by the way the governments reacted strongly.

      They are scared shiftless.


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      • PoorDaddy PoorDaddy

        And inventing psy-op stories.
        And they are busy passing laws to limit/criminalize demonstrations. I have a friend that was at a police convention in DC a week or so ago. Police Depts. across the country have been "militarizing".
        He told me the chiefs were being told that the Muslim Brotherhood had infiltrated/co-opted the Occupy movement in the big cities. Plays right into the domestic terrorist rap.
        It's gonna be a long, hot summer.
        SHUT EM DOWN


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  • blackbeer blackbeer

    Amen to that James, but are they scared of us or are they scared of finally having to use all the tech they have developed to control us. I don't think we've seen anything yet………….

    Tom


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    • StillJill StillJill

      blackbeer said: "Amen to that James, but are they scared of us or are they scared of finally having to use all the tech they have developed to control us. I don't think we've seen anything yet…………."

      Tom

      Tom,….I instantly got cold sweats with this comment. My son will be using these weapons,……….in the marines,….on people I LOVE! (Maybe even his Mama)


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      • blackbeer blackbeer

        If your son has even a speck of the integridy I feel from you then, like me, he will refuse the order. In my case the Marine Corps sent me to Nam when I refused to participate in crowd control, don't know what they would do now but it wasn't important to me then and maybe it won't be important to him either. Life is a personnel thing……………..

        Tom


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Thanx to the internet, the world is learning the facts, and this will lead to change. It's happening.


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  • pure water

    I know why your words are so bitter. IAEA said "There are no more emissions from the plant". The worker said: "There is radiation coming from the ground". You have seen this, because you need more opinions:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94jcjN5uK5M&feature=plcp&context=C451aebbVDvjVQa1PpcFMeGpZUs9TR-0FE-Anf1zt6yqurAgEQjtU=
    Then you become angry. It is natural, it is the most natural thing to happen. Most of the people will know the official information. You are lonely, because no one belives you. And this is the way we are weakened.
    We need to think of something better. Find your way to be strong and surviving. People will listen to your radiant inner strenght, not to the words. If you know the truth, be the survivors!


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  • NoNukes NoNukes

    I hope that Amy Goodman's interview with Saburo Kitajima brings more awareness of Fukushima into the Occupy Movement.

    It is such a bitter irony of 2011, that a global protest movement mobilized only after there were deadly plumes of radiation raining down on the people marching and camping outdoors.

    It is hard to see the ethical people asking for justice get contaminated with the worst of the Cesium-137, etc.

    Such a win-win situation for the powers that be, either they crush the movement, or the most motivated, informed and resistant people of 4 generations breathe in the highest levels of aerosolized plutonium.


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    • StillJill StillJill

      NoNukes,…what a beautiful 'deeper meaning' you've brought up to thank the protesters!!! They have indeed paid SOOOOOO much more than we'll ever truly know! That's FAITH, boys n' girls! :-)


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    • I the same sad thoughts about occupy, but also those of pure water, the strong will survive. For those with the bandwidth and patience to wait for the page to load, Hx3 has graciously built Reality Check Occupy. It has 16 Occupy Livestreams with their live chat boxes all in one location. I often bomb them all at once with links such as ene. Takes about five minutes to reach +200 people, more as the weather gets better. All feel free to use this tool to get the rad word out
      http://realitycheck.no-ip.info/occupy.html


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  • hbjon hbjon

    Hard to imagine anyone working around this wreckage at Daiichi. Wonder why the most lethal form of radiation is called "low dose". Must have been a term invented in a doctor's office. Can you hear a doctor saying, "a low dose of moxicycline will fix you right up". But, to defend the good doctor one must understand he is only a salesman for big pharma. Heck, he gets a big kickback for prescribing the toxic waste. Big pharma and nuke industry have something in common. The both veered their ugly heads out of the wreckage of WW2 Germany.


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  • StillJill StillJill

    hbjon said: "Big pharma and nuke industry have something in common. They both veered their ugly heads out of the wreckage of WW2 Germany."

    As slanderous as this might sound,….it is UNFORTUNATELY the truth! :-( The VERY same 'control FREAKS'!

    They only change their 'garb', or in the case of a company, their name.


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Radiation "coming from the ground" is disturbing.


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  • HoTaters HoTaters

    Democracy Now parroting many of the lies and half truths about Fukushima, i.e., "the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl" and other misleading statements. Like they didn't do their research before putting together their report. They need to be more careful even if it's just in what they choose for the "headlines" they read over the air.


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    • blackbeer blackbeer

      I have often been disapointed with Democracy Nows' coverage of Fukushima, but I have seen Amy get beat-up before standing up for what she believes in. They do what they can and it's better then nothing……………..

      Tom


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      • PoorDaddy PoorDaddy

        And she was damn near killed in East Timor. I respect Amy Goodman.


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        • NoNukes NoNukes

          PoorDaddy,

          So happy that I can agree, "I respect Amy Goodman," too.

          She asks so many questions others don't, and is a great "teacher," as you say.

          The Pacific Network has had almost as total a news blackout on Fukushima as the MSM, with a very few exceptions.

          This reminds me, the ONLY weekly program that addresses the nuclear industry in the United States (that I am aware of) is…

          Harry Shearer's "Le Show!" The segment is called "Clean, Safe and too Cheap to Meter," with Atty the Atom. Harry Shearer is a comedian who did Spinal Tap and does lots of the voices for The Simpsons. He does this radio program on nuclear even though he has made millions and millions from the Simpsons.

          http://harryshearer.com/

          There is also a segment called "Apologies of the Week," which makes me laugh.

          A BIG shout out to you Harry Shearer, THANK YOU!


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          • PoorDaddy PoorDaddy

            Comedians/court jesters have always been the truth tellers, God bless em.
            Seems to be a good way to know the truth, show the truth and stay sane……well relatively sane. LOL

            Amy Goodman, and others are all over the map showing us what's wrong in the world….and there's plenty, but, makes it hard sometimes to tell the symptoms from the disease.
            We here are mostly no nuke obsessed, and rightly so, but it makes us one-trick ponies in a way…..but firmly focused on one big disease…..nuke power. Green my ass!

            SHUT EM DOWN


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          • What-About-The-Kids

            Thanks, NoNukes! Gotta check that one out! I could use a few laughs these days. I can already guess what some of the apologies are that he jokes about in the nuclear "Apologies of the Week" segment! ;-D


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            • NoNukes NoNukes

              What-About-The-Kids,

              I wasn't clear, the "Clean, Safe, to Cheap to Meter" segment is nuclear news/absurdity.

              The "Apologies of the Week" Segment is all over the place–celebrities, corporations, politicians–random apologies, usually not-so-nuclear, cause those guys never say they're sorry.


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  • bleep_hits_blades

    HoTaters, Democracy Now is 'controlled.' Yes, like AJ and Rense, they do put out some really good stuff. They have to – or no one would watch them, 'believe in' them.

    Gotta follow the money. If it appears on mainstream venue, if it is 'big' and has millions of listeners/watchers – it is controlled. Period, end of story.


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  • sonnen.blum.239 sonnen.blum.239

    Big pharma–big insurance–big banking–big military–big corporation–big health care–big nuclear….at least in these here United States, are all well connected in order to separate those that have from those that have not. It's been like that since Washington, who was the richest man in the world at the time, appointed himself Prezzident. First, the indigenous Indian peoples of the north amerikan continent provided the buffer, then the black men and women both slaves and free, then the middle class, hippies, and bikers. Now texting sexting generation x-ers are disenfranchised. Anyone without a computer cannot even apply for unemployment. There always has been a class war going on, and the sheeple are in denial. But lately, making a hundred grand annually is just scraping by as the working poor know, and the elites who tell us that the economy is improving, are simply separating the classes and the non elites from their money, security, livelihood, and health. Get to know someone with a working geiger counter, and hunker down, scrape the soil, and if we can raise food this summer, consider us lucky for another few years. But the soil in this midwestern farmers' fields are full of Monsanto's evils and Fuku's and Hancocks"s anc Chernobyl's and North Anna's little invisible gifts.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Soon..I can't say how soon..TPTB are going to figure out…just how equal they really are to the common man..
    You see… radiation is equal opportunity and will be/is affecting their air water and food supply as well as ours.
    Their unborn take the risk of stillbirth and deformity just like ours.
    Their children take the same risks of illness as ours.
    Their loved ones ..the same risk of death.
    I take cruel comfort in this…


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    • StillJill StillJill

      O.K. catty woman aside,….did you see Hill on the boobtube yesterday, anyone? (SCARY). She had her hair in a SEVERE pony tail,….and she looked like she needed a new liver! I am NOT being my usual tacky self here. I am worried about Hillary!


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      • Whoopie Whoopie

        I SAW THAT SJ!! I swear she looked like the Lizard-types that David Ickes talks about. Did you see how she LOOKED UP WHEN TALKING. I was yelling "Hey bitch, there's no one up there!!" WHY DID YOU CONTINUE TO DO THAT?! And her answers were really strange too.


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        • StillJill StillJill

          CREEPY ALL THE WAY Whoopie!!! I thought her teleprompter was nailed to the ceiling or something! I have never seen such lack of eye contact,…or humanity in the eye, yes? Autotron!

          But did you notice that her face looked like Java the hut? (Sorry!)

          :-)


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          • StillJill StillJill

            Yesterday I was going to say something along the lines of 10 miles of BAD road,…but I didn't want to lie. 20 miles MIGHT get you there. (So sorry again). I say this because I think poor Hillary was irradiated,….and I truly feel for her, in that way! The rest of the ways,…..yeah,…I'll watch the Java-the-Hut wind down. All so very sad.


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            • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

              Deceit is hard work..and she has to pull it off for the rest of her days.
              Just saying..


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            • Whoopie Whoopie

              Dont feel bad SJ. I have always thought Hillary an enemy. Not many in the Dem party ARE heros ya know.

              I'm gonna say something I've always said/believed: WOMEN ARE THE WORST when in charge/management. Seriously, they are like fucking drill sargents, and "never wrong" and are more than happy to stab someone in the back to save themselves. Hill is a warmonger. That's another thing, when she said: "The killings in Syria are heartbreaking" I almost threw up. There IS NO COMPASSION in that woman. NONE.


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              • Whoopie Whoopie

                I dont know what you mean about "irradiated"
                But that's ok. Hill is "one of them"


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              • StillJill StillJill

                One of my favorite sayings,….freaks people out, is, "Woman are NOTHIN' but trouble!" (Said with a wiley smile). But seriously, two of the three times I was 'let go' from County Drug and Alcohol jobs, were by a woman. They HATE me! And they will plant that knife DEEPLY in your back,….and smile while they do it!


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                • Whoopie Whoopie

                  Yep SJ. THEY felt THREATENED by you. That's the typical Female. I've never "been" that way. In fact, I'm much more like a man, the way I've lived life. Most females are bad in management but can be LOVING as Mothers. Catch my drift?
                  3rd glass of wine, can you tell??? (not really…but I can bullshit as good any OTHER woman can! lol)
                  I'm off here soon anyway.


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    • Women bashing women here (excluding Hill) … weird


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  • fireguyjeff fireguyjeff

    @Whoopie

    "There is no other choice but to SHUT THEM ALL DOWN and/or DIE trying."

    Sounding like a true Earth First!er (whether you know it or not)

    EF! has been on this issue (driven by the ineffective actions of Green Peace) for decades with little to no response from anything/anyone mainstream other than to be ignored, told to shut up or civil disobedience that typically comes with the added feature of jail time.


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    • Whoopie Whoopie

      I have no answers how to fight THEM. All these Big Industries are like A CANCER that cant be controlled at all. And believe me, they have NOT EVEN begun to fight this YET. I worry what the future holds for we Truth Tellers. Then again, as long as Daiichi remains critical, the INDUSTRY is threatened…BUT we ALL are facing RADIATION POISONING TOO!!
      We need to get a BIG THINK TANK GOING with some of the more knowledgeable folks around "town". (here and elsewhere) We need better ways/answers on how to fight this. Make a spreadsheet on the different tactics people could take, making it so every move, every action could be recorded AND marked, whereby everyone would be working in unison. We could give it to every Anti-Nuke Site out there and work from it. So many ideas so little time, eh?


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  • Anthony Anthony

    13 March 2012, 11.02am AEST
    Don’t hold your breath for Fukushima’s radiation toll

    http://theconversation.edu.au/dont-hold-your-breath-for-fukushimas-radiation-toll-5749


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I have bit of an idea and one based on gratitude as well.
    We have all used to the posts from youtube to prove our point here.
    I think we should go back to these links and leave comments and links…to the NRC docs.. etc… and of course here to Enenews.
    Many people have done alot of work and it would be great to give them something to work with.


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    • Whoopie Whoopie

      LIST THEM I WILL DO WHAT YOU SAY.
      So many Heart! I wouldnt know where to start/begin/look.


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      • Whoopie Whoopie

        That kinda fits into the Spreadsheet I mentioned above.
        That very action could be taken by individuals/members – and done systematically, whereby ONE could Check-Mark! what they did, keep a record (+ do spreadsheet once a month) And the BLOG offering the Spreadsheet would have record too.

        Not only would person feel GOOD but websites would benefit too.

        I also think MANY MORE POLLS should be up at websites. Enenews is a great site to do it. After Poll ran course, it would be filed under a Poll link where anyone could go see/read Polls.
        Many ideas here…like I said a chat would be nice.
        IDEAS ONLY…we'd have to limit CHAT to only new ideas. That way we could save chat…and work from it.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I have a lot of links stashed in Favorites..I'm just going to go down the list…


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I'm going to go and try and flame a few more blogs…
    No shame to my game…


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    For me ..this is beyond a fight with the nuclear industry.
    I want mercy for the people.


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  • bleep_hits_blades

    Yeah, Chemfood, the women-bashing bothered me a bit, I must admit. Women are traditionally socialized to be 'really nice' and kind, and gentle, and maternal, and non-aggressive; so it stands to reason that when they do express hostility, it might be in disguised, oblique ways.

    But over-all, are women 'worse' than men? Really?


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    • Women and children the world over are treated like sh*t in many ways. I wish they were more like men and prone to at least as much rampage. The psyops on women runs deep, to the point now where they mostly keep each other in check, unless it needs to be expressed as you say. I want the list of women who designed, promoted, built and own these nukes. Then I'll be on board. Until then, thanks ladies, sincerely. I can't believe you haven't tore the heads off the men


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    • StillJill StillJill

      As a 'boss' for another woman? Yes Blades,…they are WORSE than men!


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  • wideawake wideawake

    Anyone got a link to the hilary clip mentioned above?…here's a great one..I know its not funny (much).. it's hilar-ious, meow!(grin) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8254688/Hillary-Clinton-falls-boarding-plane.html


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  • StillJill StillJill

    Good one wideawake. (I wonder if the flight attendants snickered afterwards?) YUP!


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